It has been announced that Epsom and Ewell have both won silver in the annual South & South East in Bloom competition. Stoneleigh was awarded a commendation in this year’s competition.
This is the first year that Ewell has taken part in the competition and the second consecutive year that Epsom has won a silver award.
Councillor John Beckett, Chair of the Environment and Safe Communities Committee, said “It has been an absolute joy to see the contributions to this year's Epsom & Ewell in Bloom. We’re over the moon that both Epsom and Ewell have won silver awards, Epsom for the second year running.
“I extend my sincere thanks to all the residents, volunteer groups, schools and businesses who made this year’s Epsom & Ewell in Bloom such a huge success.”
Ewell Village saw 'blooming' themed windows in shops along the high street and beautifully knitted floral decorations, created by the Ewell Yarn Bombers, on post boxes.
Ewell Castle School re-used wellies to create fabulous displays and St Mary's Church in Ewell produced stunning floral displays.
Volunteers populated cast iron troughs with flowers, both funded by Epsom BID (Go Epsom), creating welcome splashes of colour in Epsom town centre; planted bulbs on street verges, and have been helping to keep displays watered over the summer.
Go Epsom worked with partners to replace old planters along the walkway from the High St to the Station Approach Car Park with new oak planters made by Surrey Heritage Construction; and commissioned Sarah Gillings of iamsos.com to paint a colourful and vibrant mural of wildflowers along the wall of TK Maxx leading to Pure Gym.
Jubilee themed planting schemes in Rosebery Park, depicting a crown and a colourful feature bed, were planted by U3A volunteers.
We’re looking forward to Bloom in 2023.